NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite results in $200,000 going to charity
The NHLPA is pleased to announce the final results of Monday’s NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite and the seven charities that will share a piece of the $200,000 charity prize pool.
NHLPA OPEN FEATURING FORTNITE RESULTS IN $200,000 GOING TO CHARITY
Top five trios direct prizing dollars to seven different charities: St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Muscular Dystrophy Canada; St. Louis Area Foodbank; The University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center; Project 11; Second Harvest HEARTLAND; and Roblin District Community Foundation
TORONTO (May 20, 2020) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association is pleased to announce the final results of Monday’s NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite and the seven charities that will share a piece of the $200,000 charity prize pool. Created by J.T. Compher and Zach Hyman, the tournament featured more than 70 professional hockey players competing in Trios while it was streamed live on ESPN Esports.
Tournament results for the top five trios and prizing details:
First place – Robert Thomas, Vince Dunn and Jordan Kyrou of Team St. Louis have chosen to split the donation of their $100,000 winnings, split between St. Louis Children’s Hospital ($50,000), Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Fill the Boot initiative ($25,000), and St. Louis Area Foodbank ($25,000).
Second place – Zach Aston-Reese, Brian Dumoulin and Bryan Rust of Team Pittsburgh will donate their $50,000 winnings to the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center.
Third place – Anthony Bitetto, Connor Hellebuyck and Jack Roslovic of Team Winnipeg will donate their $25,000 winnings to Project 11.
Fourth place – J.T. Brown, Victor Rask and Mat Robson of Team Minnesota will donate their $15,000 winnings to Second Harvest HEARTLAND.
Fifth place – Jayce Hawryluk, Joe Morrow and Jayson Megna of Team PB&J will donate their $10,000 winnings to Roblin District Community Foundation.
The tournament field was highlighted by several star NHL players, such as Nathan MacKinnon, Mitch Marner, Thomas Chabot, Sebastian Aho, Johnny Gaudreau, Clayton Keller, Zach Werenski, William Nylander and Cale Makar. For full results from the tournament, click here.
“Hockey pros can game,” said pro-streamer and twitch personality, Nicholas Amyoony, AKA Nick Eh 30. “Besides playing, my favorite thing to do is watch, learn and comment on the great gamers competing in events like this. It was a real pleasure to support the NHLPA and its charitable efforts. Looking forward to hosting the next event!”
Hyman combined his hockey and gaming knowledge as a colour commentator for Monday’s three-hour tournament, while Bil Carter was the in-studio host as NHLPA members and other professional hockey players came together for charity to compete in Fortnite online for fans. Serving as a remote broadcaster, professional streamer, Nick Eh 30 averaged 16,822 viewers; 20,615 max viewers; 469,834 live views; and 3,112,152 minutes watched.
ESPN’s stream of the NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite is part of its commitment to bringing the sports community together through its #oneteam initiative.
Find all of the highlights from the NHLPA Open featuring Fortnite with #NHLPAOpen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.